Category Archives: Moving Adventures

House Hunting

Hey everyone — it’s Feisty Friday!  Not at your office?  Well aren’t you lucky.

JT and I just flew back from Phoenix (and man our arms are tired) on a very short and very jam-packed house hunting trip.  And in Phase II of the Move To Arizona in a Month plan, we are under contract on a house in the great southwest!

Now you guys all know how crazy the housing/lending market can be so until it’s a done deal and we have keys in our hand, I can’t be certain that this will be THE house.  But for now it is, so here’s a little glimpse…


Basically the reason why we bought it.

Here’s a nice shot that JT caught while we were looking around.  Basically once I am inside a house, anything the realtor is saying (sometimes about important things like new air-conditioning systems or home warranties) falls on dead ears as I stare around me and imagine all the possibilities.  It’s like I’m in a design-induced coma.


And now for the real design dilemma – what color to paint the kitchen?


(Picture from the MLS listing)

Even though it’s not a finalized deal yet, I’ve been decorating it over and over again in my mind (and on my secret Pinterest board!).  And I’ve decided the teal kitchen is the first thing to get tackled, if and when it’s ours.

Have a great weekend! We’ll be purging our basement and filling our minds with decorating ideas.  Oh, the possibilities. . . . Cheers – CT

Back in Color Pictures

Hey all.  I think we have conquered Phase One of this whole moving thing, also known as “List Your House”.  We are definitely traveling a lower stress path than a lot of people on our whole moving/selling/buying journey – JT’s company is shouldering a lot of the costs as part of his relocation package.  However we were smack dab in the middle of a few projects when this whole thing went down so it has been a mad scramble over here to get our house picture ready.

So, without further ado, the pictures!  Also, we’re listed!  See us on the MLS here.

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The photographer was great and took these super fast.  It definitely makes me want a fancy camera – the old point and shoot just doesn’t measure up.

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The bedroom!  I never got around to DIY-ing that headboard or hanging up our reading sconces.  Next house.

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The bathroom got a new vanity top and faucet literally minutes before the pictures.  I wish we would have done that about seven years ago.

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My secret downstairs craft room.  Something I also wish I would have worked on about seven years ago so I could have enjoyed it all this while.

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The back porch/sun room.  I snagged that little ottoman out of the alley last weekend.  Even with all that’s going on I can’t resist alley furniture.  But to be fair, I gave some offerings back to the alley gods, which they gratefully accepted.  I’m going to miss having an alley.

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So there you have it.  Our little first house, for sale.  If you or anyone you know is interested in seeing it, please contact our Realtor Stephanie Hug at 314-313-5403.  She lives really nearby  (by the cool house!) and is super familiar with South City, which is a plus.

Now on to Phase II – Sell the House!  Have a great Friday – make it Feisty!  Cheers – CT